It was suggested by R J Smith that a previous panorama scene might look nice if it was snowing. I did return but only after the snow fall. The winds were otherwise too strong. One day, I’ll get the soft gentle flurries.
This panorama is wider than the first with a full 360 degrees. One personal critique is that I might have preferred tops of the two center buildings not be merged past the top edge. Still had fun experimenting.
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The conditions were overcast (cloudy) early sunrise. The light was very different from the first version even though it was overcast on that day too. Mid-day overcast is still much brighter than early sunrise overcast.
It was just after 6AM on a long weekend. I was able to take this 360 series of panorama shots set up in the road.
The Shooting Workflow:
- Check camera settings: aperture, white balance (set and test shots), ISO set to 100
- Set up tripod, mount camera on ball panning head, plug in remote shutter release
- Set panning head to 90 degrees portrait orientation and level
- Take sequential overlapping photos to complete one full turn (360 degrees)
- Review, recheck settings and re-shoot two more times.
The Processing Workflow:
- PhotoShop Photomerge to digitally stitch and save panorama as JPEG
- Open as Camera Raw format in PhotoShop Raw editor
- Create and save three JPEG exposures +2, 0, -2
- Open all exposures in Photomatix Pro (HDR) Tone Mapping / Details Enhancer
- PhotoShop various adjustments: dodge, burn, clone, blur, add noise, select area saturation / desaturation, lab sharpen.
That’s a wrap for this one, but…
Something about this spot. I’ve a feeling I’m done with this area yet.